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262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« on: Thursday 05 October 17 19:39 BST (UK) »
My Father was born in 1925 at 262 Victoria Park Road, Hackney London
This address appears to have been a Home for unmarried mothers?

I have a birth Certificate which shows a married Mother and Father.
But as the birth place was for unmarried mothers there must be a possibility that he might have been adopted and that the Certificate that I have may not be his original Certificate

The 1926 Adoption Act which came into effect in 1927 this was the first Act legalising adoptions. Prior to that children were just handed over with mainly a verbal agreement and at best, a declaration setting out the child’s change of identity

Is there any way I can find out if indeed he was adopted. He died in 1980

I have my fingers crossed that you will be able to help or suggest where else I
can try

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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 October 17 19:56 BST (UK) »
I've seen a birth certificate which shows a married mother and father but she was a single lady.

Could you give the mother and father names from the birth certificate to see if we can find anything about them?  Safe to post their names as they will have passed on by now. 
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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 October 17 20:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your interest
That is very interesting, I had similar thoughts
The father is given as John William Scott and the Mother as Eva Louise Scott (formerly Chapman)
both of 85, Albert Street, St Pancras
I can not find any Marriage Documentation for their marriage
I can see JWF on the Electoral Roll at 85 Albert Street but not her - perhaps femails were not included
I have plenty documentation on ELS(C) but not JWF although he could have moved to Ireland although family heresay suggests he came from Aberdeen !!
Looking forward to seeing what you might come up with


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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 October 17 21:54 BST (UK) »
Not finding as much as you I'm afraid - I take it he was an only child and did you know these people as your grandparents at all? 

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I have plenty documentation on ELS(C)

What have you got?
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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 October 17 21:56 BST (UK) »
What about the 1939 register, can you find father or mother or child on there? 
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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 October 17 22:40 BST (UK) »
Very grateful for your help
I will have to respond to your questions tomorrow evening

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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 October 17 08:15 BST (UK) »
I vaguely knew my Grandmother Eval Louise Scott (nee Chapman) but I did not know my Grandfather John William Scott.
My Father was an only Child
My Grandmother married 'again' in 1940 and on that marriage certificate she described herself as a widow.
The Electoral Rolls from 1937 show her living at the same address as the gentleman she subsequently married
So I surmise that John William Scott died between 1925-1937
I was tempted to think that JWT never existed and was a Birth Certificate convenience, but he does appear on the Electoral Roll of 1925 at 85 Albert Street St Pancras
Were they ever Married? I can't find any proof whatsoever
If the were, why was my Father born in a Home for Unmarried Mothers?
Did my Grandparents adopt my Father at birth? and the Certificate I have is in fact a second Birth Certificate?


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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 October 17 08:52 BST (UK) »
My Father was born in 1925 at 262 Victoria Park Road, Hackney London
This address appears to have been a Home for unmarried mothers?

This link suggests the address was a Nursing home
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01kub/
Have you looked at the 1939 register to see what the address was being used as then, the occupants may give a clue. 

I thought that birth certificates for 'adopted' children were marked as such.  :-\
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=602018.msg4515957#msg4515957
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Re: 262 Victoria Park Road Hackney - Adoption
« Reply #8 on: Friday 06 October 17 09:09 BST (UK) »
I would have thought that in 1925 a child of an unmarried mother was more likely to have been born in the workhouse hospital.


I can see JWF on the Electoral Roll at 85 Albert Street but not her - perhaps femails were not included


Most women did not get the vote at this time so she would not appear on an electoral register
http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/electionsvoting/womenvote/overview/thevote/

I see that he is entered as William John Scott on that register
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